Manufacturing investment rise

Manufacturing investment rose by 5% to £4.7bn in the first quarter of 2000. This was the second consecutive quarterly rise, and compares with a fall in service sector investment. However, manufacturing investment was still around 12% lower than at its peak in 1998.

Manufacturing investment rose by 5% to £4.7bn in the first quarter of 2000. This was the second consecutive quarterly rise, and compares with a fall in service sector investment. However, manufacturing investment was still around 12% lower than at its peak in 1998.